When it’s time to hit the runway (and we don’t mean the catwalk), our hair demands a ‘get up and go’ hairstyle that doesn’t require any product or heat tool to perfect. So, if you’re jet-setting around this summer, be sure to take a look at these travel-friendly hairstyles before lift off.
The Messy Ponytail
For hair that’s long enough to be bunged up and thrown into a casual style, then a messy ponytail is your travelling buddie hairstyle. Not only is it practical (all we need is a hair elastic and a brush), it looks super chic- even if we are rocking the bedhead, dishevelled look. To give your messy ponytail a bit of volume, tease the crown of your hair before sweeping it back into a ponytail and leaving face framing strands out of the elastic.
Half Up Half Down
Travelling doesn’t necessarily mean that your hair has to lack personality. If you’re looking for a hairstyle that’s stylish yet takes minutes to perfect, then the half up half down ‘do may be your travelling hairstyle of choice. And what’s more, this travel hairstyle works on both long and short hair, too. For added coolness, chuck half of your hair up into a small top knot like Cressida Bonas and add a scrunchie to give a nod to the ‘90s hairstyle.
For short-haired girls, it can be a little tricky finding a hairstyle that works for our crop but luckily, we have a travel-friendly hairstyle that’s especially suited for short hair- the twisted ‘do. To make sure your hair stays out of the way while you travel, twist sections of your bangs back and clip into place with bobby pins or retro butterfly clips. Alternatively, you can pull all of your fringe back in one go to create a quiff. Easy peasy!
Our favourite travel-friendly hairstyle has to be the top knot. Through thick and thin, the top knot looks just as good for whatever the occasion. Nothing beats the feeling off bunging our hair up into a high pineapple and looping it into a messy top knot, ready to sit back and relax- who’s with us on this one?
If all else fails, then you can rest assure that a hat of some kind is going to keep your pillow hair undercover. We love a felt fedora for when we want to chuck something over our flat barnet once we have got off the plane, or a beanie hat for when it’s just too late in the night to even think about what our hair is doing.
What is your travel-friendly hairstyles?